DobisFamily used to blast with butane for years before he found his groove in making the solventless he’s now known for. He started with nothing but his work ethic and built up a company that grows, extracts and delivers. “It took a lot of sleepless nights working gardens, making hash, and blasting bho but I’ve worked my way from nothing to something, without investors or any other outside help,” says Dobis.
Maybe it’s that needing to work with what you have that lead him to turn to solventless extraction. His business never had the shot in the arm of outside help, so why would the quality plants he produces need outside help from chemicals?
He understands the relationship between plant and extract in a way some butane runners might not. And you can hear his enthusiasm for the process when he says things like, “When I can see the fat trichrome heads sparking back at me I know she’ll make good hash.”
We were lucky enough to get to talk to Dobis for a quick moment about his philosophies on quality hash, the changing business, and life itself.
DabsMag: What’s your favorite strain that you produce or have produced?
Dobis: Mendobreath (mendo Montage x ogkb from gagegreengroup), nothing I’ve ever came across smells, tastes, or works better for me. This pungent skunk smells even more offensive as icewax.
You seem to prefer solventless and rosin to other kinds of concentrates. Is it about the cleaner process or the resulting product?
I prefer a full head separation apposed to a solvent extraction. I made bho and know what goes into it. It’s not for me anymore.
What equipment does your grow consist of and how many people operate it?
Right now we’re only doing our Light Dep hoops because indoor wasn’t working out financially with making melts. I don’t wanna stop making whole plant hash so I got us this property now we’re able to produce melts without losing money!
What do you look for in a great flower?
Resin. When I can see the fat trichrome heads sparking back at me I know she’ll make good hash.
What was the biggest obstacle you’ve faced and how did get past it?
Starting from nothing and now having what I have. I come from a single parent home and a very poor family. It took a lot of sleepless nights working gardens, making hash, and blasting bho but I’ve worked my way from nothing to something, without investors or any other outside help. I’ve got a dog, a garden, a ranch, and I helped my mom buy a house for her, my sister, and myself. I can’t say that there was 1 big obstacle, every day is an obstacle trying to make sure we can keep making medicine tomorrow.
When did you start to feel like you were really good at this?
There’s always room for improvement and learning. I wouldn’t say I’m good but I’m getting there. My hash idols (Harold, Matt, and Cuban) have told me they’ve enjoyed my melts so if they say it’s good I think I’m getting there.
Where do you think your business will be in 2 years?
Still here I hope. Tomorrow’s never promised so I’m gonna keep busting my ass today so I can still be here tomorrow or in 2 years.
What was it like the first time you dabbed?
I fell in love. Something actually worked for my ailments.
What do you wake up in the morning thinking about?
What kind of solventless I’m gonna make today hah.
Who is your favorite competitor?
I’m not here to compete so I don’t see myself having competition, but I do have some favorite hash makers. Matt rize, bamf, and cuban. I’ll never buy anyone’s hash cus I can make my own but I’ll cash out on those guys.
What’s the most important question facing the cannabis business right now?
Tane brains causing explosions not knowing how to extract properly making any processor (hash or solvent) look bad.
Where can people find your product?
A couple spots but my favorite is AHHS WeHo in West Hollywood.
3 tasty options: dry sift, ice wax, rosin
All photos via DobisFamily IG
Featured photo of Sour Diesel dry sift